Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer affects nearly 35,000 Americans every year. The keys to surviving oral cancer are early detection and early treatment with general dentistry. This starts with a regular oral cancer screening – at least once every six months. An oral cancer screening takes just minutes, is pain-free and can be performed during regular dental cleaning and exams. If you are male, a regular oral cancer screening is especially critical: Oral cancer is more than twice as common in men as it is in women. Other people at high risk of oral cancer include people over the age of 60, tobacco smokers and heavy drinkers. At The Newport Beach dentist, we utilize the latest technology VELscope Vx®oral assessment system that uses natural tissue fluorescence visualization to help discover oral tissue abnormalities. This technology is been used as an adjunctive aid in combination with traditional oral cancer examination procedure. VELscope Vx®facilitates the early discovery and visualization of mucosal abnormalities, including oral cancer. The procedure is easy and takes 2 minutes, there is no rinsing or stain procedure is required.
Contact us today to schedule an oral cancer screening for yourself or a member of your family.